Ever watched on with envy at all the fun stuff that kids get to do at museums? While you’re wandering around, having to look thoughtful and pensive in front of each of the artworks, they get to go on scavenger hunts or interact with exhibits in fun and exciting ways. Heck, they even get to have sleep-overs with dinosaurs (although there are adult sessions too!). It seems like someone at the London Transport Museum noticed your jealousy, because the museum will be running a late night museum session that gives all kidults ‘Permission to Play‘ and unleash their inner child.
On Friday February 24, the ‘Permission to Play’ session will find the museum’s opening hours extended into the night (for ticket holders), with loads of fun in store. From 6:45PM all the way through to 10PM, visitors can enjoy all the fun they’ve previously been jealous of the kids for having. And as a plus, you can enjoy a cocktail all the while!
What’s happening at ‘Permission to Play’?
An adults-only evening of fun and games awaits. You’ll get to make balloon-powered buses, and find out whose is fastest in a race. You’ll get to explore the museum galleries on a scavenger hunt, racing against the clock all the while. And you’ll even get to play classic boardgames with a transport twist – like London Underground Monopoly, a Mind the Gap card game, Topple Tower – similar to Jenga but with Tube coloured bricks, and a history of the buses Top Trumps game.
Love getting on the DLR to find out that the ‘driver’s seat’ is free, so you can pretend to drive the train? You’re definitely going to love the chance to pretend to ‘drive’ a modern Elizabeth Line train or bus. As a plus you can even dress the part thanks to a variety of vintage uniforms and props for a perfect photo opportunity.
Added to all that will be plenty of talks and workshops throughout the night, with a back-drop of music playing and keeping the vibes pumping through the night. Visitors will also definitely want to explore the award-winning Hidden London exhibition to discover the secrets of London’s disused Underground stations, and the Legacies: London Transport’s Caribbean Workforce exhibition, which looks at the contribution people of Caribbean heritage have made to London and beyond.
What are you waiting for? A night of fun and education awaits. Be sure you don’t miss out, and grab your ticket for ‘Permission to Play’ here. Tickets cost just £15, or £12 for concessions.
Find the London Transport Museum at Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2E 7BB. The nearest station is Covent Garden.